Styling products for curly girls are expanding. From mousse to gels to heat protectants, we expect high quality ingredients that allow for supreme hair but not at the expense of the health of our hair. As the winter comes to a close, many curly girls may be ready to embark on different products for spring for a wedding, prom, and graduation. Light, airy curls are coming into mind with flowers and lots of bounce and shine. 

I love movement in my hair, and while I worry not about this during winter, I do start to look forward to a warm breeze blowing through my strands. I am a gel lover but I do change up during spring to give my hair a lighter touch with volume and little frizz, and some prefer a softer gel that gives hold and bounce.

What is a gel cream?

Creamy gels are hairstyling gels that are lighter than traditional styling gels and offer a different styling option. They tend to be more moisturizing and lighter in nature. They give a more natural hold and some give a gel cast depending on the product and how much you use. Here are ten hard-working but curl-loving cream gels you will love.

Bumble and bumble Bb. Texture Hair (Un) Dressing Crème

This gel cream is more for the beachy, wavy look that adds texture. Get the messy tousled look with this styler that contains PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil.

Darcy's Botanicals Curling Cream Gel 

Create effortless twists, braids, and roller sets with Darcy’s Curling Cream Gel. You will get plenty of slip and hold with cetearyl alcohol, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (viscoelastic polymer), and cetyl alcohol.

DevaCurl Styling Cream

Water, cetearyl alcohol, glycerin, behentrimonium chloride, tapioca starch, and cetrimonium chloride (emulsifying or conditioning agent) create this popular conditioning cream with hold and moisture. DevaCurl Styling Cream fights frizz like a gel but soft like a cream.

L'ORÉAL EverCurl Sculpt & Hold Cream-Gel

A holding cream gel that hydrates and conditions without weighting down your curls seems like too good to be true but L'ORÉAL has created a formula ready for the challenge. Water, glycerin, butylene glycol (conditioning agent), and hibiscus esculentus seed extract (okra) are create a richly hydrating cream that shapes and conditions without adding weight.

MATRIX Biolage Defining Gel-Cream For Curly Hair 

Enhance your curl definition without buildup with Matrix gel-cream for curly hair. Water, cetearyl alcohol, mineral oil, guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride (conditioning agent), and glycerin make up a gel-cream leave-in that controls unruly curls while still maintaining an effortless bounce. This gel-cream is safe for color-treated curls.

Original Moxie Shape Shifter Re-Forming Crème 

Original Moxie created an elasticizing cream-gel that gives amazing hold with supreme conditioning. The water, flaxseed gel, jojoba oil, aloe barbadensis leaf, and behentrimonium methosulfate (mild hair detangler) create this floral waxy cream is non-greasy and ultra-rich. Detangle, smooth, condition, and gain supple strands in no time.

Ouidad VitalCurl™ Define & Shine Styling Gel-Cream 

Ouidad VitalCurl™ Define & Shine Styling Gel-Cream is a non-sticky, defining and shining gel-cream that has water, VP/VA Copolymer (film former), propylene glycol, hydrolyzed silk, milk thistle extract as the first few ingredients. This new styling technology by Ouidad was created to plump the hair shaft with a dose of moisture while forming curls for long-lasting definition.

SoCozy Boing Curl Gel-Cream 

Get the best of both worlds with a creamy formula that moisturizes and smooths for soft, touchable strands. Gain defined and frizz-free curls with water, soybean oil, sorbitol, fatty acids, and glycerin. It has a lightweight formula without the crunch or stickiness we hat.

TRESemmé Expert Selection Runway Collection Shaping Gel Cream 

TRESemmé Expert Selection Runway Collection Shaping Gel Cream is perfect for hold with massive movement for your curls and waves. Get touchable hair perfect for the runway with softness from jojoba oil.